See also: right on

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right-on (comparative more right-on, superlative most right-on)

  1. (now chiefly UK, now often derogatory) Possessing political and social views that are considered to be fashionable and left-wing.
    • 1974 April 13, Barbara Piccirilii, “Landerslander”, in Gay Community News, page 9:
      "They [women who cohabitate] do not support the girls they live with and yet the girls do all the things a wife does for her husband, the cooking, the laundry, the housework, and sometimes she even supports him while he finishes school!" (To which one right-on middle-aged woman in the audience responded, "So we did the same thing only we had a piece of paper which made it legal!"
    • 2002, Liz Stanley, Sue Wise, Breaking Out Again: Feminist Ontology and Epistemology, →ISBN, page 51:
      The most telling thing about them is that both portray what they see as right-wing as 'the other', and so as less revolutionary and less right-on.
    • 2014, Andrew-Henry Bowie, The Death of Mr. Grumble, →ISBN:
      Sid was greying, and small and very right-on when it came to the left. To Mr Grumble, Sid looked like another BTC, graduate tree-hugger, the type that hitchhiked around Tajikistan, or worked in the local library, or charity shop; the sort who would bother him in the street to complete some marketing survey.
    • 2014 October 23, Laura Pitel, “Charity refuses money from Ukip calypso song”, in The Times, number 71335, page 2:
      Ukip said that it was saddened that "synthetic outrage" from the "right-on media" had forced Read to withdraw the single and announced that the full profits would be donated to the Red Cross Ebola Outreach programme.

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